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I have a controller action "events/index/index" and a menu link to this page in the navigation menu. I added this menu link as a node with the url key "events". Now I want to move this menu link down one level (so it becomes visible in a dropdown), but the link breaks because it now links to /xyz/events instead of /events. Is there any way I can let Magento know it shouldn't prepend the parent url? Or is the only option to create a rewrite rule?

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    I think the best option in this case is to create a rewrite rule.
    – Chris
    May 14 '13 at 9:46
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    @Chris, that would work, but it really becomes chaotic and unmanageable in a large multi store / multi language environment. May 15 '13 at 16:17
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    @JakeA.Smith Of course this isn't suitable as a final solution for a large amount of routes. But the question involves just one route.
    – Chris
    May 16 '13 at 11:28
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What you've done here is effectively 'game' the URL key system by giving it a proper route to resolve prior to the CMS route being resolved.

The more proper way of handling this is to create the CMS link via layout xml within a layout file of the module which defines events/index/index route/controller/action.

Best of luck

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